Born in 1985 in Memphis, Tennessee, Candace Canerdy is a Visual Artist currently residing in Boulder, CO. Canerdy graduated in 2010 from the University of Memphis with her Bachelor of Fine Art. Her concentration was in Sculpture and Installation, as she studied predominantly under well- established, Memphis artist and professor, Greely Myatt. Her unique style displays her influence from many Abstract Expressionist and Surrealist painters such as Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky, as well as other creative influences such as her two favorite Film Directors, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson. She has studied and traveled extensively to see these favorite artists’ works, with the idea in mind that seeing these famous works in person will subconsciously influence her continuous growth and transformation as an Artist. She is working consistently toward developing her unique rendering style, which utilizes repeating tiny circles drawn in concentric rings to create the look of emanating patterns. This is inspired by her belief that these patterns are always present in our macrocosmic and microcosmic existence- and are her attempts to depict the workings of qi, or vital energy. She obtained her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine in August 2019 from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO, and is now a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist practicing in Boulder. She is currently working to further develop her colorful, organic and highly stylized drawings and oil paintings with hopes to, in her own words,”…release all that resides within, whether it is fleeting or whether it is something that has always been there – a piece of me that connects me to other human beings and the energetic workings of the universe- I am only expressing what i know must come out. It feels better to just let it happen, and I truly have no other choice. Art til death do us part…” All artwork and images copyright Candace Canerdy.